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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses related to Saccharum. They are erect, often tall perennials with long, cylindrical, spike-like terminal panicles, each spikelet surrounded by long, silvery, silky hairs. There are five species, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. I arundinacea is the cogon of the Philippine Islands and the alang-alang of the Malay Archipelago. See
“The presence of plants that tolerate acid soils such as imperata grass, bracken ferns, and Stylosanthes species-is an indication of acid soil conditions.”
“However, in identifying these areas, there needs to be a careful distinction between degraded land that is of low conservation value, such as imperata grasslands, and partially logged or degraded forest areas which can still harbour relatively high levels of biodiversity and bring greater wildlife and carbon storage benefits if restored.”
“Another grass that is much loved at Faire Garden, Japanese blood grass,imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’, has appeared on some of the bad plant lists as well.”
“English, conquered it; and that the country was pacified by victory when the people of it had promised imperata facere, that is, to do what the Roman people commanded them: this was to be conquered.”
“Finally, the effect of velvet beans on corn yield plus the bonus of imperata control had a decisive impact.”
“They have found that Pueraria phaseoloides (tropical kudzu or puero) grows vigorously and can even smother the vigorous native imperata grass if the grass is manually bent over.”
“It can even kill vigorous grasses like imperata grass.”
“It has been used in Guatemala and parts of Honduras to eliminate serious weeds such as nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) and imperata grass (Imperata cylindrica).”
“National extension authorities are now applying this technology in all zones where soils are depleted and imperata is a problem.”
“It has been used in Guatemala and parts of Honduras to eliminate serious weeds such as nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactilon) and imperata grass (Imperate cylindrica).”
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